Multiple Eccrine Spiradenomas in Zosteriform Distribution in a Child


Address correspondence to Somesh Gupta, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, UT, 160 012 India, or e-mail:


Abstract: A 9-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic papulonodular lesions on the left half of the chin of 3-years duration. On examination he had small papular lesions on the left chin varying in size from 1 to 5 mm. An additional lesion on the margin of the lip was 14 mm in diameter. The overlying skin was normal. Lesions were firm, nontender, and fixed to the skin. Histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimen revealed characteristic features of eccrine spiradenoma. A literature search produced reports of 10 cases of linear/zosteriform spiradenoma. Of these, five were in children or adolescents. We report this patient because of the rare occurrence of this presentation.